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Jeff L. Howe

Jeff L. Howe
Strasburg, Pennsylvania,
April 19
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Jeff Howe is a bonsai enthusiast and harmonica player who has very good reason to believe that the Universe tastes like a cheap buck-fifty melon. He is a product of Walled Lake and a former Poetry Slam Champion of Milwaukee. He once shook hands with Rocky Colavito, opened for Leon Redbone and took a piss next to Mose Allison (no hands were shaken). All things considered, his best single day was July 4th, 1987 when he marched in the Marmarth, North Dakota parade in the morning, discovered a rare dinosaur skull in the afternoon, and then sat in playing harmonica with a drunken cowboy band until way past tomorrow. It's been downhill ever since. Jeff is a misemployed geologist who specializes in interpreting rock outcrops at 70 miles per hour. It's a gift. His daughter loves cows. ................................................................................................................... FOR MORE STORIES, PHOTOS AND HARMONICA RECORDINGS VISIT:


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JANUARY 29, 2012 4:12PM

A Sixty-Year Body Of Artwork

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I don't really produce a lot of artwork in any given year, but I keep at it.   Now, after 60 years, I find that I do indeed have a body of work.   If you enjoy the pieces below, I invite you to visit a more extensive virtual slide show at my website.  Either go to "" and click on "graphics" or go there directly by clicking HERE.   Give it a moment to load...


Beetle - pencil



Sticks In A Pond - pen and ink



Screaming Man - computer graphics

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cool, Jeff! Loved seeing your work! What a terrific idea to link it and pull it all up as a slide show. I still need to transfer half of my images to digital formats. :{ Lots of good stuff here! thanks! r
holy cow, jeff. this stuff is **really** good. i was going to ask what other hidden talents you have, but i think an easier task might be if you told us what you can't do. it would be a shorter list. damn.
"Sticks in a Pond" - wow! Love that one. I'm off to see the other stuff.
femme: I can't cartwheel, overhaul an engine, eat beets, strip old cabinets, speak French (or count to ten in Swahili), pay my taxes on time, drive a car without wrecking it (apparently), smell, listen to gossiping women, watch soccer, say "under God" during the pledge, or earn a decent living.
omg I am not just a little jealous of your talents. You draw and write beautifully. And you take great photographs, too, sob. I can probably make better miniature coconuts than you, but somehow that doesn't make me feel better. I want to have drawn that turtle skull.
So lovely, I just ran through your slide show a few times and saw something different each time.
Thank you for sharing your talented body of work
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mumbles: What I've been telling kids for years is that you CAN draw that turtle skull... you just have to sit down and try. It begins by really looking at it until you SEE it and then drawing what you see. Do this now.
Muse: Santa brought me a new laptop and scanner for Christmas... I had the best time dragging out old artwork and scanning it, then bringing it up in GIMP2 and cleaning it up.

Poetress: I love it when that happens.

Tink: Neat back at'cha...
Superb, Jeff, thank you. Now I want to draw a beetle too.
Kim - the key to that beetle is that it was drawn with soft pencil and then, at the very end, highlights were "lifted" off with a gum eraser.
What a great site. I see I may need to start getting my "body of work" together. All 3 or 4 pieces!
scanner: At least you already have the scanner...
Very impressive work!
Thank you for sharing.
Loved the website and your work. You have a great eye and style. Thank you for sharing.
a really lovely body of work, electic, tender, outrageous, and beautiful. I especially appreciate your attitude and all the more so given your health. You seem to have no attachment to it once you are gone. What do you plan to do with it?
Ben - The website and the artwork, along with stories and recordings serve as a form of portfolio. When next I am trying to convince someone - a potential client or otherwise - that I'm not blowing it out both ends, I can refer them to these collections. I'm proud of this material but it's old news. I'm convinced that my best art is still ahead of me. As for my health problems, I'm still a long way from dead.
Cool stuff-heading over to visit.

Great pencil sketches. I like the sparing use of color e.g. the gas station.
As for not being able to watch soccer. What's the point.? The score is going to be 1-0.
Doc: I left a light on. There's goodies on the second shelf, behind John McPhee.

alsoknownas: Ya' know, I've never been a color person... I tend to see the world in shades and tones. I use color for spice. Thanks for noticing.
I tried to leave a comment on your site, but it kept failing to load (insert joke of your own choice here). Marvelous talent, horrible news, grateful for your artistry and for sharing.
Wow! You're really awesome! How come you've hidden this from us up until now....or have I just missed your art?
I Love Life - Nope I've been clutching it to my breast like a varmint protecting it's nest. This stuff is squinting in the light of day.
I love them all but especially that old car up against a birch tree. I'd guess a 1936 Pontiac......
Actually, years ago, I could draw, thanks to my freshman design teacher and another art professor saying very much the same thing. I just haven't done it in years. But I believe you.
"... you just have to sit down and try." Lovely gifts these, Jeff, as are you.
Cool stuff. I'd love to see the pencil and ink drawings in more detail. Lovely technique!